January 23, 2021

Austria: Spiritual healing – no (illegal) quackery

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Contributed by Preslmayr Attorneys at Law From ILO Healthcare & Life Sciences Austria The delineation between medical treatment and quackery is not always easy to draw. A recent Supreme Administrative Court decision has brought some clarifications as to what constitutes legitimate medical treatment as opposed to illegal quackery. Overview According to Section 2(2) of the […]

Health Canada to propose post-market amendments to Medical Devices Regulation

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By Brandon Heard, Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh From ILO On April 10 2018 Health Canada issued a notice of intent to “propose regulatory changes to strengthen the post-market surveillance and risk management of medical devices in Canada”. The intended amendments are to reflect changes made to the Food and Drugs Act following the enactment of the […]

Spiritual healing – no (illegal) quackery

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By Rainer Herzig, Contributed by Preslmayr Attorneys at Law From ILO The delineation between medical treatment and quackery is not always easy to draw. A recent Supreme Administrative Court decision has brought some clarifications as to what constitutes legitimate medical treatment as opposed to illegal quackery. Overview According to Section 2(2) of the Act on […]

Advocate Health to pay largest-ever HIPAA settlement

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By Anna L Spencer, Meenakshi Datta, Rina Mady  Contributed by Sidley Austin LLP From ILO On August 4 2016 the US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced that Advocate Health Care Center has agreed to pay $5.55 million to settle multiple violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 […]